TNN | May 23, 2016, 06.20 AM IST
Kanpur: A 17-year-old IIT aspirant, allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his father's licensed revolver late on Saturday night in his house in Maseni locality under Kotwali police station in Farrukhabad district.
Son of Vinay Somvanshi, Vaibhav Pratap Singh had secured 93% and 98% marks in UP Board's high school and intermediate exams respectively. He was preparing for selection in IIT and was being coached by a reputed institute of Bengaluru.
"Vaibhav was depressed as he could not be selected for JEE-Advanced due to his poor performance in JEE-Mains. On late Saturday night while other members of the house were asleep on the terrace, Vaibhav shot himself," SP Rajesh Krishna told TOI. The boy was found lying in a pool of blood. He was rushed to a hospital where the doctors declared him dead, he said.
He had recently taken admission to a coaching institute in Bengaluru to prepare for IIT-JEE, the SP said. The reason behind this extreme step is yet to be ascertained as he has left no suicide note, said SHO Kotwali. His father is a hawaldar in Army and is presently posted in Ambala, he said. The body has been sent for postmortem and further investigations are underway, he informed.